Consumers Energy SR RATE & BUS SUPPORT ANL in Jackson, Michigan

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of the Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

General Summary

The Senior Rate and Business Support Analyst will serve as an Electric Grid Integration Regulatory Lead. This position plays a vital role in the creation of witness testimony and exhibits in rate cases, integrated resource plans (IRPs), Electric Distribution Infrastructure Investment Plans (EDIIPs), Power Supply and Gas Cost Recovery cases (PSCR, GCR) and the like. This position assumes leading roles throughout the regulatory case life cycle: testimony, discovery, pre-hearing, hearing, cross examination, decision and appeal. The Regulatory Lead gathers all necessary data from the witness and subject matter experts (SMEs), compiles it into cohesive testimony and exhibits, prepares case books for witness use and drafts answers of discovery questions. The role also is responsible for shepherding the regulatory requirements through a fervid process with tight deadlines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with witnesses and SMEs to obtain necessary testimony information via appropriate communication channels

  • Write and/or create witness testimony and accompanying exhibits and workpapers

  • Obtain necessary technical knowledge required to understand, explain and communicate testimony content

  • Move the regulatory process along by ensuring the requirements are met according to target condition and on time

  • Answer discovery questions

  • Create witness case book

This position will be located at the Jackson – Parnall office in Jackson, MI.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum bachelor’s degree in financial discipline, public policy, or technical field required (business, management, law, political science, engineering or STEM). Advanced business degree or professional certification preferred.

The following skills may set you apart from others:

  • Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills

  • Project Management skills

  • Ability to quickly learn technical, regulatory and legal information

  • Ability to think strategically

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands on time

  • Be able to maintain poise and control while dealing with differing personality types

  • Ability to influence non-direct reports

  • Exceptional word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation development skills

Essential Functions

Conducts a variety of financial analyses and financial studies, develops and maintains financial models; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures; conducts financial & statistical research; performs analysis of statistical data; recommends and implements modifications for improvement to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; Collects, compiles, and analyzes information from various sources on a variety of topics, including complex financial, analytical, budget or administrative issues; monitors and evaluates the efficiencies and effectiveness of basic financial operations; Prepares executive level reports, presentations, summaries, and correspondence; creates comprehensive technical records and reports; Prepares staff reports for presentation to the Public Service Commission; Performs cost benefit evaluations of proposed capital and operating budget items; develops capital funding strategies; makes determinations related to the overall benefit of the proposal and alternatives; implements policies and procedures accordingly; Develops long-range financial planning and revenue requirements; conducts various feasibility and cost studies; forecasts the impacts of potential future events; Assists expert witnesses with the planning and coordination of testimony and exhibits; provides responsible, accurate, and thorough technical and administrative project support to expert witnesses; Performs duties in a professional manner and works well with others or in a team setting; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, outside agencies, and the public; Regular attendance and adherence to prescribed work schedule is expected to conduct job responsibilities; Observes safe work practices and safety methods; performs other duties as assigned.

Hours and Travel

Travel required to attend off-site business meetings, training sessions and travel between company locations. Meet travel requirements of the position. Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee must lift and move up to twenty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.